John Deere’s Prospective on Farm Economy & Tech

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Machinery, Video

AEM Highlights Top Priorities from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Anita Sennett and Nick Tindall represented the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a partner of Commodity Classic last week. In a press conference the two pointed out the importance of the agriculture manufacturing industry on the U.S. economy. A new study, which will be released in its entirety on March 9, shows that 27 percent of manufacturing in the U.S. …

AEM, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Farm Bill

Deere – Making Good Farms Better from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

John Deere’s passion for making good farms even better is evident with their commitment to Commodity Classic and the farmers from across the country who take in the event each year. “Commodity Classic is one of the greatest trade show to be at because we have such great growers that attend. Corn growers, soybean growers, wheat and sorghum come and …

Agribusiness, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Video

Apache 1000 Sprayers Earn EquipmentWatch Award

Kelly Marshall

The Apache 1000 Sprayer series has earned the 2017 EquipmentWatch Highest Retained Value Award for retaining the highest percentage of original value after five years. Analysts considered 12,536 models for the evaluation and then narrowed it down to 156 series from 36 brands. Residual values of the finalists were calculated by leveraging a database covering more than $412 billion in …

Agribusiness, Award, Equipment, Spraying

Camso Brings CTS Up to Speed at #NFMS17

Cindy Zimmerman

Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked …

Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

#NFMS17 Kicks off Today

Chuck Zimmerman

Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show! Steve Kelly with the Kentucky Exposition Center says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to sell almost that much more for this largest indoor farm show in America. They have made a few significant changes in the show which allows for …

Audio, Equipment, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Kubota Allies with Precision Guidance Tech Company

Kelly Marshall

Kubota Tractor Corporation and Smart Path Systems are now working together to provide guidance technology for the Kubota M, L, and B-Series tractors, F-Series mowers and utility vehicles. The new precision systems allow for autonomous steering for mowing, sweeping, spraying or snow removal with sub-inch accuracy and a simple android tablet app. Operators have the option of taking predetermined paths …

Equipment, Guidance

Ag Leader, New Leader Team Up on Dry Nutrient Application

Kelly Marshall

The New NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator is the result of a collaboration between Ag Leader Technology, Inc. and New Leader. Together these companies are offering a machine that can perform 16 section swath width control while simultaneously adjusting the spinner assembly position, providing a highly responsive, reliable way to apply nutrients in the right amount and in the right …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness, Equipment, Nutrient Management

Case IH Steiger 620 Sets New Records

Kelly Marshall

The Case IH Steiger 620 has been proven the most fluid-efficient and highest drawbar horsepower tractor in the world by recent tests at the University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL).  The 620 set new records in drawbar fuel efficiency, drawbar horsepower and maximum pull. “It’s one thing to generate a lot of horsepower,” said Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger tractor …

Award, Case IH, Equipment, Tractor

John Deere Extends Warranties for Ag and Turf

Kelly Marshall

John Deere has extended a retroactive warranty on Ag and Turf Equipment parts sold after November 1, 2016. This includes dealer-installed original equipment manufactured (OEM) parts and labor and non-dealer or customer-installed John Deere OEM parts. These warranty terms give greater value to OEM parts and to dealership services for all customers, no matter what they own, says project manger …

Agribusiness, Equipment, John Deere